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The William Penney Theatre

What Performers Say About our Theatre


"It's a real theatre"

"The acoustics are amazing"

Theatre Details

Our home is the 272 seater William Penney Theatre which is part of the Aldermaston Recreational Society complex on the AWE site in Tadley. The entrance can be found on the A340 Basingstoke to Newbury road just before the Heath End roundabout.

Please do not use the postcode to find the theatre as this takes you to the main gate of AWE.

Please follow signs to AWE Deliveries or what3words: secret.shoelaces.chucks to find your way.

Hearing Loop

An infrared hearing loop is installed in the theatre for the benefit of hearing aid users. The sound system conforms to BS6083 pt4 & BS7594, more information about infra red sound systems can be obtained from RNID.

Disabled Access

We welcome disabled people and can cater for 2 wheelchairs per performance at the front of the auditorium. Access to the auditorium can be obtained via side entrance ramps by advising the Box Office of the requirement at the time of booking. There is also a disabled toilet available.

Access to the bar and coffee room is restricted. However, if you require refreshments during the interval please speak to the Front of House Manager. Tea or coffee can be brought to your seat.


There is free parking adjacent to the theatre.

Food and Drink

We offer pre and interval drinks from the Recreational Society bar or coffee and tea.

Pre-show meals are also available. More details including menus and how to book a table can be found on the Aldermaston Recreational Society website.

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